Hike the very best trails in one of the most famous—and most popular—natural areas in the world: Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is easily one of the most famous—and most popular—natural reserves of undeveloped land in the world. While the millions of visitors the park receives every year can seem daunting, when you do choose to brave the crowds you’ll find that if there’s any place in the world that lives up to the hype, it’s Yosemite. "First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more,” writes the National Park Service. In addition, Yosemite is internationally famous for the towering granite cliffs that provide some of the very best rock climbing in the world. Even if you don’t rock climb, the views of the cliffs are absolutely incredible! And thankfully, you can still make it to the top of the most iconic mountain in the Yosemite Valley—Half Dome—without braving a technical climbing route. You’ll find the iconic Half Dome cables route in this guidebook. With waterfall hikes, the climb to the top of Half Dome, hikes to other jaw-dropping viewpoints, multi-day backpacking trips, and even the John Muir Trail, this guidebook is chock full of incredible routes that will provide you with enough adventure to fill trip after trip to Yosemite! Sources: https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm